(South Pass City, Wyo.) – Only three of the four games on Saturday’s schedule were played in the South Pass City Vintage Base Ball tournament. The games, using 1900 era uniforms and equipment, are played in a pasture in the middle of the historic site.
In Saturday’s first game, Riverton’s Johnny Souza was the winning pitcher, throwing three shutout innings against Lander and smacking a double. John Horn added a two-run home run in the decisive 12-4 win.
In the second game, the longest in memory, Hudson outlasted South Pass City in 16 innings, breaking a 4-all tie in the 16th with two runs to win 6-4. John Cox was the winning pitcher, going the distance, despite giving up 11 hits. South Pass City didn’t get the hits at opportune times, stranding 12 base runners. The game consumed 3 hours and 34 minutes.
In the final game of the afternoon, Lander came back in the consolation bracket to oust South Pass City from the tournament, capturing at 5-1 win. Lander pitcher Brian Oland held South Pass scoreless through four innings, striking out 10 batters. He was relieved by Dalton Crane, who closed out the game giving up the only run by the host team.
Sunday morning, Riverton meets Hudson with the winner advancing to the championship game. The two teams face off at 9 a.m. with Lander meeting the loser of that contest at 11. The championship game is set for 1 p.m.